There are tons of nameless mummies in countless mummy movies, but some mummies are supposed to represent specific individuals. For instance, Imhotep was the main mummy in most of the Brendan Fraser mummy movies. Which character, historic or imagined, has the distinction of being personally identified as a "Mummy" in the most motion pictures?

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    Does this mean we have to watch all "mummy" movies to be able to answer this question? – Izkata Dec 23 '12 at 5:17
  • @Izkata ;) I don't know what kind of voodoo some of you folks conjur up to answer some of these questions. I suspect there's a database outhere somewhere. – Major Stackings Dec 23 '12 at 5:31

It may be down to:

Imhotep, a real Egyptian chancellor/high priest, popularized as a mummy in Boris Karloff's The Mummy [1932] and the more recent The Mummy [1999] and The Mummy Returns [2001]- both with Brendan Fraser, or:

Kharis, a fictional character, who was featured by Lon Chaney in The Mummy's Tomb [1942], The Mummy's Ghost [1944], and The Mummy's Curse [also 1944]; he was also played by Christopher Lee in The Mummy [1959].

  • +1! I always thought Kharis was much more frightening than Imhotep. It's the difference between CGI trickery and someone you really wouldn't want to meet on a dark night! – John Rennie Dec 23 '12 at 9:13
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    Boris Karloff wasn't done with CGI. – Mr Lister Dec 23 '12 at 18:38

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